What to do in Leiden?

Hotels

There are several hotels in the close vicinity of NeCEN. Do mention that you are coming on a business trip to Leiden University. You should be able to get a discounted rate.


3 Star Hotels

  • Ibis Leiden (next to the Leiden Centraal train station, towards the city center)
  • Tulip Inn Leiden (also next to Leiden Centraal train station, towards the city center)
  • Nieuw Minerva  (in the city center of Leiden)
  • Bastion Oegstgeest (located in the adjacent suburb of Oegstgeest, accessible only by car) 


4 Star Hotels

  • Fletcher Wellness Hotel leiden (next to the Leiden Centraal train station and close to the Bio Science Park, hotel with spa and great views of Leiden)
  • Hilton Garden Inn Leiden (located at the outer side of the Bio Science Park, accessible via the A44 highway)
  • Holiday Inn Leiden ( located at the outer side of the Bio Science Park, accessible via the A44 highway)
  • Golden Tulip Leiden (next to the Leiden Centraal train station, towards the city center)
  • Van der Valk Hotel Leiden (located at the outer side of the Bio Science Park, accessible via the A44 highway)


Restaurants

Near Leiden Centraal train station (all within short walking distance):


In the city center of Leiden (still within walking distance from the train station)


Attractions

Leiden


Amsterdam

(easily accessible by a 30 minute train ride from Leiden Centraal train station to Amsterdam Centraal train station)


Den Haag/The Hague 

(easily accessible by a 15 minute train ride from Leiden Centraal train station to Den Haag Centraal train station)

  • Mauritshuis (small but beautiful collection of classic Dutch painters)
  • Escher in het Paleis (complete collection of Dutch graphic artist Escher)
  • The Prison Gate museum (situated in a beautiful old building which used to be an entrance gate and a a prison, recommended by Lonely Planet and TripAdvisor,